City of Vancouver jobs
Headquarters: Vancouver (British Columbia)
Year of creation: 1886
Type of company: governmental agency
Sector of activity: municipal government
The city of Vancouver is a public corporation that administers one of the largest cities in Canada. It has a population of more than 630,000 people or approximately 2.5 million people in the Greater Vancouver area. It is the largest city in British Columbia and the third largest in Canada. It is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada with more than 50% of the population speaking a first language other than English. It is a coastal, seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia and a popular tourist destination with its mild climate and scenic views. As a municipal governmental agency, its main purpose is to ensure that it provides adequate services and infrastructure for its residents.
The city of Vancouver relies on the skills and efforts of its more than 10,000 full-time and part-time employees. From elected city councilors to accountants, technicians, firefighters, pool guards and librarians, each contribute to the well-oiled functioning of the city. It is one of British Columbia’s Top Employers.
The city of Vancouver provides its employees with competitive compensation and a variety of benefits including, but not limited to, a comprehensive health insurance plan and a defined pension plan. New mothers receive one year paid leave and maternity leave top-up is available. The city also offers telecommuting and earned days off. Newly hired employees receive three weeks of paid vacation after one year.
The city of Vancouver strives to reflect the various communities it serves, and to that end, has developed a defined strategy for diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. It has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2019). It also provides funding for sustainability projects and non-profit service providers. Employees receive paid time off to volunteer. In 2011, it created a goal to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. It is one of Canada’s Greenest Employers (2019).